So, I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow. I called today thinking I’d be able to get in sometime next week, and instead they were able to get me AND all three girls in tomorrow afternoon, WITH my favorite stylist. This is definitely one awesome perk of living in Tiny Town: I don’t have to plan months (or even weeks) ahead for things like this. And it’s not like this place is a dump; our salon is an Aveda salon in a tiny stone cottage with vines growing up the sides within walking distance of our house (though, oh, HO HO, not in this cold). The stylists are friendly and busy, I think, for Tiny Town, but not so busy that their schedules are filled weeks ahead. You know, because there aren’t very many PEOPLE here.
So anyway, the girls are all getting a trim. I think I might have her cut a big amount off of Marin, because she’s the type of kid that starts crying as soon as the brush touches her head, no matter how gentle I am. Her hair is getting rather long now, but is still baby-fine and curly (though not nearly as curly as it is in the humid summer months). Anyway, I’m sick of listening to her howl every morning, so maybe a little bob for her?
The other girls are “growing their hair out”, so I know they won’t allow any big changes. Their ends are really ragged though, so I’m looking forward to getting them cleaned up.
BUT. The big question remains, what to do with my hair? Right now it’s quite long (boob-length), semi-curly (curly in the summer, frizzy in the winter), one length, and pretty much looks exactly like the French Woman from LOST. You know who I’m talking about, right? Yep, that’s what I look like, though possibly more haggered.
I do have some requirements: it can’t require much– if anything– in terms of daily styling, it has to be long enough by summer to pull it back into a ponytail, and it cannot resemble The Rachel as I sometimes inadvertently end up getting based on my poor instructions and descriptions.
I hate taking celebrity photos because let’s get real, I’m NOT going to look like that no matter HOW CLOSE the haircut is to the photo. I don’t like the “style books” at the salon because they usually don’t look like anything a single person I know would actually wear. I don’t know really anything in terms of “haircut terminology”, so even if I DID have an idea of what I wanted, I don’t have much hope of actually communicating what I’m picturing (thus The Rachel). Also, I’m simply not that fussy about my hair.
All of these reasons are probably why I rarely get my hair cut, and rarely love what I end up getting. However, since I also get an eyebrow and lip wax while I’m there, I usually leave feeling “new” enough to be satisfied.
So… does anyone have any suggestions for me? I’m open to about anything, as long as I no longer look like this:
(I think she’s actually having an ok hair-day here.)
(I don’t have bangs.)